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Online coffee mornings for parents and families of deaf children

Photo: Family sitting and chatting over a cup of tea and biscuits.

While we can't meet up face-to-face, we're inviting families from across the UK to join us online for an informal coffee and a chat.

At our “drop in on Zoom” sessions, you’ll meet other parents, take part in activities and find out valuable information. You’ll also get a chance to meet our family and deaf presenter volunteers and hear about their experiences of parenting too.

Upcoming online coffee mornings

Our upcoming coffee mornings are suitable for parents and families of deaf children aged 0-4. You are welcome to join us at more than one coffee morning.

Rhythm and rhyme 

Tuesday 9 March 2021, 10.30am-11.30am

Join us for an interactive session that you and your child can enjoy together. This will be led by expert Julie Hughes, Chief Executive at The Elizabeth Foundation.

Baby Sign

Tuesday 16 March 2021, 10.30am-11.30am

Join us for a taster session of baby signing and see how it can help early communication.

Sensory Play

Tuesday 23 March 2021, 10.30am-11.30am

Join our early years experts as we look at how sensory play can be fun and help with early learning.

How to join

As long as you have access to any computer, smartphone or tablet with an internet connection then you'll be able to access our online coffee mornings.

When you sign up online, you'll receive all the information you need about how to join via Zoom.

Communication support

Closed captioning and BSL interpreters will be available. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Meet our lovely hosts

Carla and Helen from our Family Programmes team will be on hand to answer any of your questions at our coffee mornings.

Carla Rose-Hardman, Head of Family Programmes and Involvement

Carla has worked with families in a variety of charity settings for 18 years, and has been with the National Deaf Children's Society for 6 years. She is passionate about ensuring our Family Programme meets the needs of all families. She also works with parents and carers to get them involved with us and have an impact on what we do, as well as the local services in their area.

Helen Ingram, Families Programmes Operational Manager

Helen has been with the National Deaf Children's Society for over 10 years. She makes sure our Family Programme Events, both face to face and online, run as smoothly as possible. She is keen to make sure that families get all the information they need to best support their child.